The Employment Agencies Act is to be reviewed and amended this year (2010). A TWC2 legal group began work in 2009 on proposals for how the Act and Rules issued under it might be amended to ensure improved protection of the rights and wellbeing of the migrant workers who agencies place in employment. The proposals were finished this year and submitted to the Ministry of Manpower.
They may not necessarily represent an established TWC2 position: in particular, the question of fees and how much of the costs of placement should be borne by workers is still under discussion.
TWC2’s thanks go out to all who worked on the proposals.